Scope and Purpose
The Budget and Finance Workgroup supports the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) in achieving the goals established in the Chesapeake Watershed Agreement by serving as a focal point for coordination, innovation, and accurate reporting related to budgeting and program finance. The Workgroup provides support and assistance to CBP partners related to sources of information useful in identifying existing resources, gaps in those resources, and opportunities to align resources for CBP Outcomes including key sources, such as federal and jurisdiction agencies. The Workgroup also helps with coordinating the appropriate partnership response to requests for accurate, consistently-reported budget and funding information to support partnership needs such as the Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act (CBARA), work plans, and providing data needed to support the ChesapeakeStat suite of accountability products.
Projects and Resources
Budget and Finance Workgroup Charge
- Budget and finance workgroup charge (pdf - 194.973 KB)
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget recognized the importance of Chesapeake Bay restoration activities and included a request of nearly $352 million for high priority programs and projects in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
This crosscut presents information on Federal funding from FY 2018 enacted through the FY 2021 Budget for Chesapeake Bay restoration work in the following formats for those Federal agencies on the Federal Leadership Committee for the Chesapeake Bay:
- Total Federal funding by agency;
- Agency funding details
As directed in CBARA, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) also requested Chesapeake Bay restoration funding data from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed States—Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, New York, and the District of Columbia. OMB received tabular data from all of the states and this report includes the submitted state data. OMB greatly appreciates but cannot verify the completeness or accuracy of the state data. Further, because the state data includes funding received from Federal sources, there may be double-counting between the state and Federal tables.
It is important to note that in many instances the funding numbers shown are extrapolated from past funding provided to the region or estimated based on the portion of the program focused directly on Chesapeake Bay restoration activities. The funding ultimately provided to Chesapeake Bay watershed efforts may differ from these estimates.
A few other funding notes are necessary. All Federal and State dollars are reported in thousands, and rounding errors may occur. The data request for both Federal agencies and States excluded programs and projects that received less than $100,000 in funding, though all data received is included in the tables below. In addition, the current year (FY 2020) funding only reflects data through the second quarter of the fiscal year. Depending on the program, fiscal outlays may be weighted toward the third or fourth quarters. As a result, second quarter numbers reflect only a partial snapshot of program execution.
This report represents an accounting of Federal and, to the extent available, State, funding for Chesapeake Bay restoration activities. This report is provided to Congress in response to Section 3 of the Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act (CBARA) of 2014.View details
The Environmental Financial Advisory Board has produced a report and accompanying model to describe the perspective of the private equity investor when investing in Chesapeake Bay restoration. Understanding how private investors structure investments, consider risk, and expect in rates of return will help state and local governments identify opportunities for engaging with private equity in meeting water quality goals.View details
Dr. Elliott Campbell (Chair), Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Bill Jenkins (Chair), Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3
Michelle Guck (Coordinator), Budget and Finance Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Greg Allen, Environmental Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jana Davis, Associate Executive Director and Chief Scientist, Chesapeake Bay Trust
Greg Barranco, Government Affairs, Partnerships Team Lead, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Kristin Saunders, Cross Program Coordinator, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Megan Granato, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Jessica Blackburn, Coordinator, Citizens Advisory Committee, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Ann Jennings, Virginia Office of Natural Resources
Paul Emmart, Maryland Department of the Environment
Jennifer Starr, Coordinator, Local Government Advisory Committee, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
John Maleri, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
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